Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me. Jackie gave us an “inspiration challenge”. She supplied this photograph to use as our inspiration.
I had to think about this one for a bit. Did I want to use the snowman as inspiration or the Christmas tree? I decided against both of those ideas and went with the season and the colors instead. I see some reds, greens and browns so I went with Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Crumb Cake. Of course, it helped when I saw the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper had these colors in it!
As I said, I started with the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. I cut out two wreaths from the Wreath Builder Dies using Garden Green cardstock and arrange them on top of the Designer Series Paper. These dies are in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. They have a coordinating stamp set called Arrange A Wreath and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. Then I cut the little flowers out which are also part of the Wreath Dies in Cherry Cobbler cardstock and layered them on top of the wreath. The flowers have a little hole in the middle so I added the Elegant Faceted Gems on them.
Now to the sentiment. I wanted to use the Merry Christmas stamp that comes with the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. This set is in the 2020 Holiday Catalog. I opened the stamp case to use and and the stamp was gone. It has vanished. I looked everywhere for this stamp and it was no where to be found. The only thing I can think of is I left it at the cottage in New York. Well, do you think I have another Merry Christmas stamp that is all on one line? Nope. Nothing. Nada. So, I resorted to use a stamp from a retired set called Four The Holidays. Now my big decision is do I buy the stamp set again or live without it?
In any case, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then embossed it using White Embossing Powder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Then I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I added a strip of Garden Green cardstock behind it to make it stand out a bit.
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